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VOL. LXXIX. NO. 170.
NEW YORK, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1912. Copyright, 1912, by tht Hun Vrintiny and 1'uhlhhfoo Association.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
TO GEN. BINGHAM
I nltor Accepts nnd Withdraws His
I.llu'1 Suit Over Duffy
rSTEEM ON BOTH SIDES
l'r.d of Coiitrntcrwy About to Conio to
Trlnl After Many l.onl Slilfts
Mayor fl.iynor sent yoslwduy to Oen.
Theodore Rlnglnm u letter saying that
he was sorry I lint ho hurt tho General's
feelings when ho wroto to M.iyor Model
I.i n attacking liim In May. 1900, for tho
way tho police handled young George
Duffy nod bo Blnecrely apologized to tho
former head of tho police. At boon us
Oen Bingham got thin communication
Irom ttm Mayor's homo in Ilronklyn,
where tho Mnyor is still confined with
the grip. Oen. Bingham eat right down
nnd wroto tho Mayor that ho would
accept hi npology, that he wo soro'
the Mayor was nick, nnd that the suit
l,o had lirouRht nguinst tho Mayor for
libel would 1)0 discontinued
1 his oxchango of letter ends tho Bing-hum-Unynor
libel suit. brouKht against
the Mayor on June 15. 1900, by the General,
who mI1 that tho Mayor had llliol'od
him JlOi'.OOO worth.
The letters were given out ly the
fiem'ral nt tho offices of his attorney yes
tnlay,nnd altliough Gen.Ringhnm didn't
have a word to say it was perfectly evident
that he was pleased mightily with u
situation that brought this apology from
Fobruary i. 101:,
iintrai Thro. A. Hinoham:
sir. Since my letter of May 19, 1009, to
Mayor McClellan I hate become better
Rpqualnted with you, ntul learned more
stout you. to such an extent that I wtll
mIy hud the city avail Itself of your em
ployment nnd services, which aro most
I uC(l strong words In that letter. 1
Mould not have applied them to you, but
"til) to those who did the specific things
which wero done.
I regret that you ore In any wny hurt or
'"I hurt, anil am norry that I attacked you
orthinci which I afterward learned should
mie been confined to others, I am glad
mako this apology to you, as I hold you
iu the highest esteem. Sincerely yours,
W. J. u Arson.
And this is Gen. Bingham's answer:
Nkw YonK Citr, Feb, in, mi;,
'Inn Win. .. llaynor:
lu.wiSm: 1 have your letter of thlschite.
It uives me pleasure to accept It In the
me kplrlt in which it Is written. The suit
Letwf en us will bo dlf-oti tinned nt once.
1 am sorry you are ill, and wishing you a
lcdy recovery, I uiu.nir, very truly yours,
Tllbo. A. 1I1MIHAM.
The nows that tho suit was over and that
dm Muyor hud Uilogled to the General
anio as n completo surprise to tho City
Hall yesterday. Them wasn't u oli ticiaii
who had been following the doings in tho
itel Milt with the keenest interest who
would admit that he even susjiectcd
Mich an ending of them nil.
Stephen A. llaldwln, counsel for tho
Mayor in tho suit, wan lieforo Supreme
ourt Justice Guvegan as late us Thurs
day with n doctor's certificate as to tlio
Mayor's illness ami n request that the
cae Iw put over. Although inclined to bo
a bit ironical, tho court consented to
.uljutirii tho case until Monday next.
U tho satno time tho nows came out that
Muss Mary Gaynor, his Honor's sister,
io whom he wroto the famous "Mttlo
Hog Hot" letter, had been subpornned
io apieur in the case by the llingham
A llrooklyn youth over whoso habits
and arrests there had lecn inucli con
tention was tho cause of the row between
(Jen, Bingham and Mr. Gnynor, George
H. Duffy, the young man from llrooklyn,
was arrested for tho llfth time on May
23, twos, charged with loitering about
an elevated station in llrooklyn. He
vas taken to Manhattan Police Head
quarters, where ho was lined up and
linked over by tho detectives, his picture
twing already iu tho rogues' gallery.
Ibo controversy over this boy and his
trupiciit arrest) hud been begun by
he Mayor us fur back a March 15, lWrt),
when Muyor Gnynor, who was than Jus
tice of the Apjxdlate Division of the
Supreme Court, wroto unking Gen. Bing
ham as Police Commissioner to take tho
oy b picture out of tho gallery, but when
Dully was arrested again in May Justice
Uuynor wrote a lone letter to Mayor
Mcf'lellon calling for tho removal of Com-inn-eioucr
llingham for lawlessness. In
this letter, which was published on Juno
Justice Gaynor buid to Mayor MoClellau:
"I had written a lottor.to tho Governor
"f the Mute to get redress for tho scoun
drelmm hereinafter mentioned through
h power of ieinovnl of city officials,
"Inch he possesses, but on socond thought
' conclude to withhold It nnd first ask for
such ledies through you."
U,) Muyor then went on, to reviow tho
-J".i0r the Duffy boy, to protest u gainst
vtii and HDk for tho lemoVal of Cominis
jcnnrllinghnm, who, he said, "Is possessed
th'i most dangerous and destructive
) UMon that officials can entertain in a
i"e government, namely, that he is under
' o logul restraint whatever but may do
tm wills instead of only whut tho Jaw
, nuiiB nnd thut only iu tho manner it
All Hint month Police Headquarters und
'h City Hall hummed with tho three
rnrrecl row between tho Mayor, tho
1 mine and tho Police Commissioner und
latter went about uttering round
'..dt about his foes. On tho last day of
'i" inoti, Mayor McClellun uphold Jus
" ti.iynor's charges, ordered Duffy's
'iino out of tho ruguos' gallery nnd
iiii.rwiHi. intimated that Dingham'S
uufttloti would Ik) most ucceptablo,
'"" Itinghum withdrew Into Head
,.nrs, rcfus;d to o!y tho Mayor's
"His that ho boiinco his Deputy Com-rniK-tniier
and soorotnry und on tho next
' "V 'iiyl.luoii.wuH removed, saying tilings
ibout tho Hulllvnns, McCnrroii,nnd
mony H.ill, He had already lgun
' "I wilt,
I ho wilt was based on two muses of
i n, on each of which he naked 150,000.
One wus for writing tho letter to the I
Mnyor und tho other for giving a news
paper Interview relating to tho lotter.
There was a demurrer on the Mayor's
Mirt nnd nfter tho Appellate Division de
cided this Gen. llingham got mi order
for the examination of tho Mnyor before
trial, which was vacated. The wise got
to the Coutt of Appeal, which lust Octo
ber overruled the contention that Mr.
Gaynor's comments were true and priv
ileged mid held that tho answer wus no
defence. A new unswer was put In by the
Mayor und the case came back to the
emit ts hero.
Tliofco wlio had followed the row were '
surprised when on April 21 of List yearl
Gen, llinghuiii was appointed chief en
gineer of tin. Iluieaii of Highway ut a
salary or $l,uiio u year by President Mo
Aneny. They thought that tho action of
.Mayor Guynor in tacitly approving Gen.
Hinghniii us an oftlcer of his administra
tion showed that the Mayor's wroth at
the General had abated some. At tho (line
Mayor Gaynor said that he had no ill
Tooling townid the former iollce chief,
lilngliaiu quit his new office on July 10,
toil, but two days later he was made
one of the consulting engineers to the
Hrldge DeKiitlneiit, u Job which paid
$7,500 n year and which ho Is holding down
at present. '
BRIDGE JUMP FOR PICTURES.
Actor In MoWiik Picture Drama Drops
Safely by Parachute's Aid.
Moving picture nctors, using Wall and
other downtown streets as their stage, re
hearsed yesterday the Might by nuto of
tho man with tho "paters," his pursuit by
tho "villain" in n toxical) nnd as a climax
presented the despernto leap of tho hero
from the llrooklyn llridge. Tred It, I-ow,
who calls himself an "aerial contractor"
because he contracts to do stunts in tho
nir for moving; picture companies, niacin
Ho was warmly wrapped ngalnst what
was cominc to him mid ho was girdrd)wlth
tho straps of u parachute with a twelve
AMien the automobile In which tho pur
sued rode reached the exact centre of the
llrooklyn llridne Law, who except for
the parachute was dressed exactly like tho
actor hero, jumped out of tho fast moving
machine, clambered over tho iron cables
that stretch along the outido of the
bridge nnd while tho automobile which
had the moving picture camera aboard
took it all into its Mm' he jumped far out
nbovo the river
At this same Instant two moving picture
cameras on the deck of tho tug Kred H,
Dalzell. Jr., which had planted itself be
neath the bridge, clicked the seeno In
through their lenses.
The parachute opened and I.aw was
wafted down the 133 fet to the water
nnd carried about fifty feet south. The
river was jammed with ice nnd ho hnd
picked out a particularly bad spot to
land on. There was a solid ico pack
through which he had to forco his way
to get into the water. Hut It may come
out nil right In the films.
JJI.'C JDalzell, Jr was about 300
feet away wfieh fw landed In the water.
It sped to his side, and then from a clot-e
range ins moving picture men goi good
pictures or how fast a man will swim in
ice water to escape villains such as those
who had done the pursuing on top of the
Ijiw hwain n few hundred feet nnd then
wus hoisted up on the deck of the Fred
II, Dalzell, Jr., by the aid of a Iwathook.
He hud time to warm up a bit before the
tug nearod pier 8, Kast ltlver, where Law
jumped overboard again to show how the
hero finally made his way ashore.
There was one more picture for tho
films and. arrived on shore, Ijiw ran as
fast ns he could ucross South street nnd
into a doorwny, while the sailors along
the waterfront eyed him with amaze
CEREMONY FOR MAINE BURIAL
Two Cruisers Will Kscort Ilaltlcsldp to
lis Atlantic (irne.
Washiwvio.v, Feb. in - The tentative
programme of ceremonies which will
murk the sinking of the old battleship
Maine Iu the depths of the Atluntlo und
the removal of the bodies recovered
from the WTeok was announced nt the
Navy Denrtnient to-day. The date has
not been fixed, but it is exs'cted it will
be about March 4, or us soon thereafter
as the army engineers report they uro
The nrmorod cruu:er North Carolina
and scout cruiser Birmingham will uct
as escort when tho wr?ck is towed out
to sea after taking on board such relics
us linvc been recovered in tho List two
weeks. They will land n forco to partici
ate in such ceremonleii an tho Cuban
Government is arranging. When ship's
boats transfer to them the bodies of the
Maine's, dead from shore they will half
mast their colors and keep them ut lialf
nast us long as tho bodies remain aboard.
The senior ship will flro n salute of
twenty-ono guns simultaneously with
a similar salute from the Culvui shoro
as the vessels leave jxirt.
When tho wrocU luis reuched deep water
the nfllcers und crown of both warships
will lio at quarters, with guard uiruded,
und a funeral march will lie playad, fol
lowed by threo volleys and the sounding
of taw us tho wTeck sinks. Major Fer
guson, U H, A., lias placed a Hug on tho
Maine which will fly up to the moment
she disappears beneath tho surface.
The two warships will then proceed
to Hampton RoadB, whero all the bod lew
will bo transferred to the Birmingham,
which will bring them to Washington
for Interment in Arlington National Cotno
tery. HEATERS FOR BRONX BEARS.
Some of the Zoo's Guests Have Ileen
ShlverliiK In Their I)cn.
The hears In the Bronx Zoological
Park buffered considerably during the
two cold spells of this winter.
Some of tho bear family thero camo
from Syria und others from countries
whero thero is Jittlo snow. Tho grizzly
nnd polar hears got alone in the zoological
park nil right, and so did tho big brown
bear of Alaska, but the Japunesu bears
had u hard tlmo of it
But thero is to bo no more discomfort
because of tho cold. Tho zoological
authorities had electrio heaters put in
each bear den yesterday,
The good, oUt-fsitliluncil kind. 1'urs, rich
mellow, unil "rliht." I.uyttca llro., New York,
SCHIFF TO WITHHOLD
ONE BRANDT LETTER
His Counsel Notifies the District
. Attorney That He Will Not
(5ive It Up.
WHITMAN TO 00 AKTKU IT
Only Four of Nineteen of llratult' Let
ters Presorted (Iiiiis'h Priiise
of tho Police.
Mortimer L. Kchiff has in his possession
a letter that was taken from Koike K.
Brandt's room In Kus.t Forty-second
street the night Brandt was nrrested.
Mr. Hchlff's advisers have Informed tho
District Attorney that ho will go to nny
extremity rather than surrender this
letter. The District Attorney has de
Only four of llrnmit's letters - letters
written to him or received by him are
in existence, although nineteen were re
moved from his room by Detective Ser
geants Joseph 1). Wooldridgo nnd John
Taylor and Pinkerton Detective John
Hogers. Tho four that have escaped
destruction appear to the District At
torney to liavo direct bearing on the
prosecution that sent Brandt to Clinton
prison to servo a term of thirty years.
Fifteen, so far us the District Attorney
can learn, went the way of unclaimed
property In the Police Department.
The letter which Mr. Schlfr desires to
retain was written, though not mailed,
to a memlier of Mr. Hchlff's household.
The others that have survived were writ
ten to Brandt by employees of Mr. Schlfr.
Al though writ ten by servants to a servant
they contained nnotoof obsequiousness, a
strain of flattery and nu evident desire
to ingratiate. These letters were in the
hands of Howard S. Oans, Mr. Schlff's
counsel in the Brandt prosecution, until
thoywere turned over to IV I Ancey Nicoll,
who. is now acting for Mr. Schiff as well
us for Mr, Gans.
The District Attorney is informed that
tho four letters were bciwiratod from tho
other documents found in Brandt's room
nnd secretly removed by Pinkerton
Detective llogers, who was in the employ
ment of Mr. Schiff, llogers nccompnnled
Detective Sergeants Joseph D. Wool
dridgo and John Taylor when they wont
to arrest Brandt on Schlff's delayed com
plaint that Brandt had assaulted him and
roblied his house. Rogers liad no author
ity to lay n finger on Brandt's property,
but it is known that while ho wan in
'Brandt's room with Wooldridge nnd Tay
lor ho managed to possess himself of the
four letters thut now interest District
Taylor went yesterday before the Grand
Jury tluit Is investigating whether Folko
E. Ilrnndt was the victim of a conspiracy
when he wus sentenced to thirty years In
State prison by Judge Otto A. Hosalsky
and swore that he turned over to the
lieutenant in churg" of tho detective bu
reuu the night Brandt was urrestid nil of
the letters und effects that Inspector
William W. Mclaughlin told him to take
from Brandt's room. Lnt night the
District Attorney, carefully balancing the
situation, twild that eltherTayior committed
perjury or Rogers, the Pinkerton mnn,
was guilty of grand larceny.
Thoroughly conversant now witli whut
took place the night Brandt was taken
into custody, Mr. Whitman was able o
speak fruiikly with Sir. Schiff's legal
udvlscr, Holding out no promises what
ever, Mr. Whitman deumnded that tho
letters be placed in his hands, Mr. Schiff's
counsel was willing to hand over three
letters, but he bulked on the fourth.
"There Is no reason," said Judge Whit
man, "why the other letter should be
withheld. Nobody will be more Intoler
ant of n suggestion of scandal than my
solf, but I must have that letter."
"Judge," he was told, "Mr. Schiff will
fight to the lat before ho surrenders
"I um sorry about thut," said Judge
Whitman, "but I want you to understand
that the letter must be placed iu my hnnds.
I shall be sorry to resort to extreme
Where were Policemen Wooldridge and
Taylor, tho District Attorney will impure,
when tho Pinkerton tiiun abstracted four
letters? Wooldridge lias told the Grand
Jury that Taylor removed nil of Brandt's
effects tliut McLaughlin wanted und
turned thorn over to the detective bureau.
Taylor testified yesterday that it was ho
who took charge of tho Brandt property
under orders from Mclaughlin.
"Was Rogers a hypnotist?" said Judge
Whitman yesterday, "or did Wooldridge
und Taylor just liappeu to have their
back" turned when Rogers sorted out four
letters from the nineteen Hint Brandt hud?
Tliat's a jioint the Grand Jury will go into "
Vestenluy Taylor, now u lieutenant of
liollco, who bus been connected with the
dotectlvo bureau for twenty-ttvo years,
usked to bo retired. Since ho has served
so long and thero ure no charges ugiiinst
him It Is mandatory on tho part of the
Polico Commissioner to accede to Tay
lor's request thut bo bo retired on u pen
sion. For a long time, as the records of
the Police Department show, Taylor was
a purtner of Wooldridge. Thoy worked
toguther on muny cases, but on nono which
brought them so much publicity as the
Wooldtidge'B position is somewhat to
tho forefront in the District Attorney's
investigation because of tho fact that ho
stood sponsor for the report on Brandt'H
character, which induced Judge Rosulsky
to sentence Brundt to thirty yours in the
penitentiary. The former detective ud
mlts the report wa false und that
ho was shocked when Brandt was com
mitted for so long a term. Taylor
apparently bad nothing to do with the
preparation of the report. Ho figured
merely iu tho arrest of Brandt and the con
flscation of Brandt's lettors.
That report whloh, admitted as a court
record by Judge Rosalsky, placed young
Brandt in the position of a habitual
criminal, servant discharged time after
time for dishonesty, was framed by ht
soiis outside of Ihe Polico Department.
Wooldridge tolls the Grand Jury that.
Conh'nucd on Fourth I'agr.
GIRL RESCUED IN THE SOUND.
Toungster Saved Her When She Went
Through Ire Near Kieriilloii Light,
Nkw Rochf.LI.k, Feb. 10. Hundreds of
skaters saw a daring rescue In Ijong
Island Sound this afternoon when Donnld
Kimball Slovens, tho slxtin-n-yenr-old son
of the Rev. William F. Stevens of 13 Jack
son stn-et, Homestead Park, saved tho
life of Miss Oernldlne Russell, 1.1 years
old, niece of Miss Ann J Holt on of Pelham
The boy nnd girl were with a party of
high school students skuting between
Huckleberry Island mid Fort Slocum
when Miss Russell called to the others
that she was going to skute to the Execu
tion light, two nnd n quarter nautical
miles from New Rochelle. She wus
warned not to make the attempt. Donald
Stevensskut.il after her. Sin) was twenty
feet ahead of him nnd near the lighthouse
when the Ice broke und she went Into the
water. The otheis were n mile nwny.
Young Slevens broke the ice nround the
hole und saw her sinking. Without wait
ing to throw off nny of his clothing he
plunged iu. He got hold of her, but
I every time he tried to rnle the girl out
I of the water the ice broke. I
lly tho tlmo Louis Drlggs and Richard
Donovan reached tho couple in the wnter
young Stevens's hands wero bleeding.
Driggs nnd Donovan knotted their
sweaters together und used them as a
rope to pull Ste-ens and tho girl out of
tho water. Driggs und Donovan o-trrled
tho girl to Fort Slocum, moro than n
mile away, where she received medical
attention. Stevens skated to Hudson
Park, got dry clothing und went homo.
His father presented him with a gold
wntch to-ntght, Miss Russell is reported
to bo recovering.
LOST $10,000 PEARL PENDANT.
Mrs. SrhlfTrr Asks Police to Help Her
Find Missing Jewels.
Mrs. Jennio Schlffer, tho widow of
Walter A. Schlffer, who lives at 22 West
Soventy-sixth street, has asked tho polico
to help her find her pearl ondant, which
she values at $10,000. Mrs. Schl ffer says
that tho pendant disappeared some tlmo
between February 5 nnd Fobruary 8. Sho
luis advertised her loss and will pay
any one tSf who will bring It back.
Mrs. Sehiffor says that on tho evening
of February 5 sho nnd two women friend
started out for tho Empire Theatre in Mrs
Schlffer's car, which was drivon by hor
chauffeur. Sho had on the cndant nnd,
n pearl necklace, which sho values at
The pendant, she said, was a gift from
her husband und consisted of a largo
ear shaped pearl nt tho-end of a gold
chain. Set in the chain was a 2,'j carat
diamond and a i carat diamond.
After tho play, Mrs. Sehiffor says, her
party drove over to tho Folios Borgere,
where they stayed for some time.
They came out and got into the oar,
but hnd not gone two blocks uptown
when the machine broke down. Mrs,
Schlffer' and hor friends got out of their
car and hailed a taxicab, in which they
Mrs. SchifTer thought she had put the
pendant In her jewel case, but thtee days
iater, when she had occasion to wear her
jewels again, she opened tho case and
found that the pendant lind gone, nl-
I though the more valuable necklace was
I still there. She says that she does not
I suspect uny of the servants iu tho house
I nnil flittiltti it innul Ills..!, lt,it tlt .u.,.,!..,,.
dropied off when she changed from the
touring car to tho taxicab.
WED ON $1,100 A YEAR.
Itorkefrller llltile Class Told That That's
the Minimum Ileie.
The young men's Bible class of the
Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, of which
John D. Rockefeller, Jr., is a member
last night held one of two meetings iu
which are discussed the facts necessary
tn fctinwn nltfml MlicriitrnniAlil- itti.l mn.. '
......... . t..-r' .. - -
rlage. Orrin G. Cocks, secretary of the 1
Laymen's League, is conducting themeet-
nigs. .Mr. Rockefeller was present last
night among seventy-five others, and
I joined in the discussion to remark that
he thought it desirable for u young man
I to huve seen his intended ill her home
' and under many different circumstances
which would go to reveal her real self
before he made up hi siniud to marry-
Mr. Oockti di&cussed four main subjects,
which were subdivided. On the economic
basis of mnrrinco ho said Hint n vounir
I mnn shouldn't marry In New York unless
ho was getting at least $1,100 n year, but
thut every man should marry young and
us soon us he was making thut, with pros
pect of making moro, because tho mutual
solf-deniul the wlfo und husband wiirbo
forced to make will be u welding force
for their later years.
Tho monthly expenses attending mar
rlago for a young coup lo of the middle
oiass, sain Mr. Locks, is shc.&o. Kent
UWian, rum ,,ir. LOCKS, S JIO..UU. HCIll i
averages $28 a month; food, t28: for clothes. 1
1H; gas, electricity and washing, 16;
medicine, St; carfare, $0; $2 for amuse
ments und church; und for summer ex
penses, even though friends and relatives
are visited, $: u mouth. Ho said that it is
dangerous for u voung man to spend more
than u quarter of his income for rent, but
that nevertheless many siend a third.
A young man should marry ns early us
possible, preferubly in the eurly 2l's,
A woman after 2H years, ho said, is less
CHILDREN'S OWN CHURCH.
Pastor Hunt Follows Up Ills Whistling
Choir Willi Something ICIse.
Hackkxhack, Feb. 16. Tho Rev. Will
lam Kurd, of the Methodist Church at
Hil s dale, who recently Introduced his
Boys Whistling Club nt nn evening ser-
vice nnd had them whistio two favorite
ZI I Z:
l oonducted u mlnln-1
hymns, thin afternoon
turo church for children
lind girls under IE. years of age attended
ii i v ot'i i-1, iiiwij y vi J mm
church ledum hiuin.
Floyd A. Iliird, son of the pastor, led
the services, Ho gave out tho hymns.
read ine selection from tile scripture ana
sum, ".lames l itus will now tako up tho
collection." I'M win Joscelyli took the
pluco of preacher. Ho rouil an account
of the missionary work done in Coreu. .
. I'unlor Bind pienched just live minutes.
'When tho congregation gets to bo 100,"
ho wild, "I'm going to givo you all n fine
treat, so do your best to got your young
friends to come to your church."
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FOR GEN. AINSWORTH
Adjutniit-Genernl of the
Hctlred by His Own
BUT SCANDAL MAY fSO ON
Matter Likely to Ho Stirred Up by Men
Who Wont nn lnvostlsn
tlott by Congress.
Wahiii.voto.v, Feb. in. Holies of Well
ington sensation lovVrs tlint the Wood
I Alnsworth controversy would be aired in
'n court-martial of the former Adjutant
, General of the army following his relief
from office yesterdny wero' blasted this
nftertioon by the nnnonncement that Oen.
Alnsworth liad applied for and received
retirement from active service in the1
As far ns the army Is concerned this
action ends tho whole matter. Oen. Alns
worth is now a retired officer and no ,
longer under orders from the War De
partment. He will not l tried by court-1
martial nnd no charges nre pending
against him. He will retiro with the
rank of Major-Genernl, with pay of n,0f,0
a year Instead of with the rank and pay I
of a retired Lleutennnt-Genernl, ns was
the Hay plan.
Oen. Alnsworth at the moment It was
reported ho was homo preparing his
defence was writing his application fori
retirement This letter was addressed to
Col. II. P. McCain, acting Adjutant
General, who was placed in charge yes
terday nftcr Gen, AInsworth's dismissal i
from that office. .
No tlmo was lost In getting the np-l
pjicatlon before tho President, who
promptly approved It Tho necessary
orders were issued at tho War Depart
ment this afternoon nnd tho announce
ment mnde lieforo tho close of business
The correspondence in the case was
given out this afternoon, ns follows:
The Arli'no AijntiinV(7f nrrnl nt the Army.
Sin: Having served contlnuou4ly for !
more than thirty-seven years as a commis
sioned officer of the army, and belnir worn'
with the henvy burden of care and responsi
bility that I have borne for many of those
years. I do not desire In any circumstances 1
to retain lonirerthe position that l now hold
on tho active list of tho army. 1 therefore .
respectfully ntk to bo retired from active '
service and to be placed on tho retired list I
under section 1113 of the Revised Statutes.
Yours respectfully, F, C. Ainswoiith,
To Ihr Srcrdaru of War:
Upon his own application Mnjor-tlcn.
F. C. Alnsworth, the Adjutant-General, is
hereby retired under section 1213, It. H., and
the proper orders may he Issued.
William H. T.FT.
Tho formal order, carrying out the
direction of tho President, was issued
with tho following caption: "By Order
of tho Secretary of War: Leonard Wood,
Major-Gencral. Chief or Staff "
Tho announcement caused a second
stir nt tho War Department, equalled only
by tho nnnouncement Issued yestordny
that Gen. Ainsworth had been relieved.
It bore out the prediction of yesterday,
I that whatever might happen Gen. Ains-
worth's military career wus ended.
' This solution of tho situation was
heartily' welcomed by ull concerned,
from the highest official down. There
have been rumors of the intention of
Congress to investigate the entire Wood
Aitiriworth and Stlinoou controversy.
Army officers here believe the matter
will be dropped, Tho military service,
it is said, will be relieved that tho tin
1 savorinens nnd bltteme of court-martial I
proceedings will 1h) avoidii.
Gen. Ainsworth will be no years old
on September 11, 1912. Mo had therefore
more than Tour years to serve before
retiring because of ag.
There is already talk of. Gen. AIns
worth's successor as Adjutant-General,
with the rank of Mnjor-Genernl. It is be-'
llevod that one of tho Rrigndier-Genernls
of the Adjutunt-General's department!
will be selooted. The i.eulor Brigadier Is
William P. Hall, Inasmuch as President
Taft lias been inclined to tho policy of I
appointing senior o'llcers to vacancies
in tho grade next nbovo it is believed '
that Gen. Hall's chances ure good. Brig.-1
Gen. Henry O. S. Heistand Is ulso men
tioned ns a strong candidate,
Though many believe that Gen. AIns
worth's action will end the trouble in tho
army over his case, others aro certain
that the General will not allow the matter
to drop without at least attempting
, , . .
to Justify the statements for which he has
been called to account. These persons
believe Gen. Ainsworth has retired so
thut he may be more free to conduct a
fight ugainst Secretary of War Stimson
and Gen. Wood In Congress.
It was said to-day that friends of Gen,
Ainswortli in tho House wero preparing
to introduce a resolution railing for an
Investigation of tho War Department.
It is believed that an effort will bo made
to have tho scope of tho inquiry so widened
us to include an Investigation into the
administration of affairs In Cuba ut the
tlmo Gen. Wood, now Chief ofStaf, was
military governor of tho island.
Brlg.-Gen. Alnsworth Is acknowledged
to have moro inside facts in rogard tn Hie
War Department and tho army at his
llngertlPH than probably any other man
in the service, and if he decided to lend
1 ."e.iP to an u vest gating, romm uee no
1 W 'k lt b'terestiiig for
U opponents. Persons who believe that
n, AInsworth's retirement to-day is
I 0iy a preliminary to an Investigation by
Congress base their conclusion chiefly
nu the fact mat uen. Alnsworth Is a
Moving Picture Show nt the Whit; House
Washington, Feb. in.- President Taft
and several members of his Cabinet wit
nessed ii moving picture show ut the White
House to-day utter the regular Cabinet
meeting, A moving picture machine)
wus rigged up In one of the outer waiting
rooms und tho pictures taken several
days ago wero thrown upon u screen,
I nu piciures suoweu ine i resKieni it t
the net of signing the proclamation ad
mitting Arlronn to tho Union and of
uccompiiniei ny sirs. Tiui,
through tho White House 'grounds,
''il frulls. Jflllis, wstrr-lws miute delicious
Willi ANtiOSTlUlA IIITTKHJI.-Adr.
BOY KILLS GIRL IN SCHOOL
After Accident He Goes Hunting, Pledg
ing Others lo Silence.
1'onollKKKi'HlK, N. Y Fob. 16. Mary
Mctjuado, n fourteen-year-old pupil In
n school ut Noxon, eight miles from boro,
was shot und killed this afternoon in the
schoolhouHo by Raymond Carroll, II
years old, son of a farmer In tho neigh
borhood, Tho shooting was accidental,
and Carroll was released nfter ho had told
his story to tho Coroner,
After school hnd boon closed Mnry nnd
Carroll and other boys wont skating on
tho pond beliind the school. Carroll left
to get hU shotgun to go shooting. When
ho came back thero was somo horseplay
by tho other children, In which tho shot
Then Mnry, who was the stepdaughter
of William Washburn, u farmer, threw
some cold water nt him from insitlo tlm
schoolhouse. He pointed the gun nt her
and it went off, wounding the girl In the
neck and head. Sho died instantly.
When Carroll discovered this ho Im
pressed silence on tho other boys nnd went
hunting. One of the boys told some one,
who Informed tho authorities. Carroll
was questioned by the Coroner nnd then
released In tho custody of his grand
father. TIMOR NATIVES REVOLT.
Hum Portuguese Capital anil KM, Lent
and Atidiid Women for Hansom.
aprelnt Cable nripairh lo Tin: Nrx.
Ltsnn.v, Feb 111, The natives in tho
Island of Timor, which Is held partly by
Portugal and purtly by Holland, nre in
revolt. They huve pillaged the capital
of the Portuguese iKissessIons, Dull!, und
committed miuiy murders. They burned
most of tho large building.
A band seized und decapitated two
Portuguese officers und several soldiers,
whose heads they stuck on poles. They
also ulKlucted n numlicr of women mid
held them for ransom, afterword retir
ing into tho bush.
Tho Government has ordered that 300
troops be sent to the Island, supported by
u Portugueso gunboat."
WOODRUFF BACK IN BROOKLYN.
Likes It There and May Have Something
to Iln Politically.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Timothy L. Woodruff, who
have Ueu living in Manhattan nnd Garden
City, havo again taken up their residenco
in Brooklyn. I hey took apartments yes
terday in the Hotel Bossert, at Montnguo
and Hicks streets, on the Heights.
Mr. Woodruff will bo a voter in the
First Assembly district, from the Repub
lican leadership of which Col. Michael
J. Dady retired a few days ago. It is
expected that Mr. Woodruff will again
liecome nctivo In tho political game in
Kings county und that ho may lie recalled
to tho leadership of the organization when
tho Presidential campaign is started.
It is understood that he will bo a delegate
to tho State und national conventions.
Mr. Woodruff says his return toBrooklyn
is for comfort and convenience nnd that
ho pntfers to live there rather than in
any other placo ho has tried.
HADLEY'S 1,000 MILE SPEECH.
Wire Arrangements Made for Telephones
to Chicago Yale nancpicters.
NkwHavv.v, Conn., Feb. 10. Telephone
exHTts urrived here to-day to urrungo for
President Arthur T. Hudley's 1,000 mllo
speech which lie will deliver at his home
iu tht i Ity to be hiNvd b th.3 Chicago
Yale Alumni Association at their annual
dinner to-morrow evening.
A spechl wire wai strung between
President Hudley's home und the offlco of
tho Southern New England Telephone
ComMiny und unothor special wire con
nects the local telephouo company to tho
headquarters of tho American Telephouo
nnd Telegraph Couiuny.whencoa through
wire will run to tho Blackstone Hotel in
Chicago. Each or the guests will havo a
watch cnHoreieiver through which ho will
listen to the add o.'s.
President Hndley will tako down tho
receiver at his homo at 0 o'clock and it Is
expected thut he will talk for about I n
Several friends of President Hndley
will listen to the speech at tills end of the
SORRY HE BET ON ROOSEVELT.
Washington 1-aujcr Offered 82,000 and
Had ()er 8A0.000 Put Cp to Mini.
Washington, Feb. M.-'-'Koniest Poin
doxter, n lawyer of this city and u brother
of Senator Poiudoxter of Washington,
who is known us un extreme radical,
offered lust nigt to bet 2,(i0tl evon thut
Theodore Roosevelt would be the Re
publican Presidential nominee und another
$2,000 that Champ Clark would bo tho
Democratic nominee, He is sorry to
night that he made tho offer, for it is said
that be ban had moro than 50,000 of good
hard cash offered to him on tho other end
of the bet.
It is not all Republican money either,
for it Is understood thnt sevoral local
residents with un particular (Hilitics but
with n keen eyo to the main ehanco havo
offered to take up Mr. Poiudoxter to any
point ho may name, convinced that they
could not lose,
Mr. Poindexter said this afternoon
thero waa no use of anybody "Jgo with
monoy Coining to sco him, as he had made
a "contldential bet with n friend who
does not want bis nanio known, and
theroforo was through for tho time being.
Mr. Poiudoxter seemed anxious this
evening to make it plain that his brother,
tho Senator, had nothing to do with his
offer to bet on Roosevelt und Clark.
JOHN PURROY MITCHEL OUT.
Will Go to His Home From Hospital
To-day Cured of Typhoid.
John Purroy Mitchel, President of the
Board of Aldermen, who luis lieon ill with
typhoid fever for nlno weeks at St, Luke's
Hospital, will go to his homo ut 305 West
Ninety-hoventh street this morning with
every prospect of speedy convalescence,
ucuordiug lo his doctor, Martin J, Dwyer
of IINil llroadwuy. Mr, Mitchel wus happy
lust night and wished lo express appre
ciation for the many telegrams and mes
sages of good wjll thnt ho has rooolved
Nurml Whlngtun' lllrlhitst at
VlltlllMA llor NI'IIIMi.
Train lraCb Pcnn. it. II. HtsUoli in , U,
N JEWELS TAKEN
Second Auto Holdup in 30
Hours Tnkcs Place on
West 35th Street.
ROBBERS' EASY ESCAPE
Black Car Hardly Stopped for
Assault on Diamond Dealer
George T. Horth.
JUST OFF FIFTH AVENUE
Traffic I'olirenipn Cliiincinp Posts
nnd nn Elevntcd Trnin
POLirU f!ET NOT ONF, CLUE
i Victim. Stnnticil ili-foro He Could Tak
I In Details Thinks Thai Two Men
' Struck und Held Him.
George 'I', Horth, a John f-lreet diamond
dealer, was blackjiiokd nnd robbed
of u,noo to (i,iksi worth or unset dia
mond in Thirty-lift h street just ef.
of Sixth avenue n littlo before 7 o'clock
last night by men who jumped out of an
automobile and iiTtcr the robbery mndo
their escape iu the machine.
This is the third highway robbery in
New York streets within a week In which
an automobile has been used by the high
waymen and tho hecond within n littln
over thirty hours. Horth In unable to
give tho polico much information to work
on. The robbers stunned him by blows
on the head
Horth cannot oven say how many men
took part in the assault and robbery,
except that- there must havo been at least
two. Ho is sure that tho machine in which
they drove off was black In color. None
of tho men bhowed himself to Horth,
both tho blackjacking and tho taking
out of tho wallet 'containing the din;
monds being effected from behind.
Horth's placo of business Is nt 45 John
street. Ho Is a diamond dealer nnd a.
manufacturer of mountings for precious
stones. His hotrr. lr- 213 Third street,
Union Hill, N. J. He Is A3 years old.
strongly built nnd about G feet 0$ inchoa
BLACKJACK F.I) JUST OFr FJITIt AVENUE,
The diamond dealer, waiting for a
customer to keep tin appointment with
him, was walking leisurely along the south
side of Thirty-firth street from Fifth
avenue. He passed a number of persons
on the street, to whom ho paid no atten
tion, and so far as he knew nono of them
paid any attention to him. When he was
within 20O feet of Sixtli avenue ho w,v
conscious that an automobile coming
up behind him d slowed down almost
opposite him and closo to t o curb. At
almost tho same instant he was struck on
tho bnck of the head witli a blackjack
Tho blow made him reel. A second
blow, following in the fraction of a socond.
sent him to his knees on the sidewalk
He raised his hand over bio head to ward
off tho blows and the third smashed nil
His elbows wero held to'ifier front
behind, nnd an arm readiing around
from beliind ripped opn his evercost
und u ndcrccut and pulltd out a leather
wallet from the right hand insido' poclo
of tho underco.it.
Konnr.its cut tun: v away in aitto.
Although there had seemed to bi
plenty of persons on the street an In
stant before, there seemed to be nobod'
pnsxiug jtiHi at that moment Hort'i
tried to call for help, but wai faint from
Ism blows on tho head, and beside a Sixth',
avenue elevated train pnsod Just then
and drowind his criM. ,
Tlie automobile, which Horth thnuchS
scarcely had been brought to u complete
stop, drove off rapidly town I SlxtV
avenue. 'Hio diamond de.iler wni ,
stunned he couldn't make euro whothei
tho machine went on west pat Sixtu
avenue or whether It turned to tho north'
Ho discovored, though, that jnweU
nnd the containing wallet were gone.
It was suggested long ufter thai the wallet
might be found later in tho street. It
hudn'l been last night.
Horth said thnt ho could not give t.'i
number of diamonds btolen or their exant
value until ho had consultod his b(MM,
About three-fourths or tho stones, hi',
said, were his own property, while the
other fourth belonged to other dealoy
with whom he had business relations.
NO ONK HEEDS A DAZED MAN ".V HIS KN"EK
A momnt more, In which Horth tried,
to get together hie scattered wits, and
thero wero persons walking by him again,
He called out to thorn, but nobody paid
any attention to tho man huddled on Iris
knoea on tho eldowalk. Then he got up
and staggered to tho oomer. where he ran
literally into the urms of Policeman Daniel
Rlnn of Trafllo C, who grabbed the older
man to keep him from falling. Horth
was soarcely able to speak, but manacfv.
to tell tho trafllo policeman that ho had
been assaulted and robbed. Rtnn led
him to tho sidewalk and directed him to
tho Tenderloin polico station in Wc.t
Horth found his way to tho station house
und roeled toward tho desk, clutching the
railing for wipport. Ho was bleeding
a great deul from the wounds on the back
of his head mid from his crushed thumb.
Lieut. Morris oalled In Doorman Greon
and two policemen from tho buck room
and water wuj brought and wet towels
put on the mini's head. While thess
attentions wero being paid him Horth
repeated u little ubout what had occurred.
The cold wnter revived him consider,
ubly and ho was able to give his story
In a moro connected fashion, handing th